Harebrained Schemes just released another major patch for BATTLETECH and they also gave an update on the status of the delayed Linux version.
Here's what they said:
Linux update: The team is still actively working on our Linux release. We hit a snafu with playback of audio (as in, “There’s no sound in the game”) but we’ve gotten support from an external party and appear to be back on track. We expect the Linux version to be available in Beta within the next few weeks.
Still, it's good to actually see it mentioned in an update and not forgotten about. Let's hope it really is coming in the next few weeks, as we've already been waiting over 4 months now. At least when we do get it, we won't have to deal with all the issues it came with at release, but at what cost? Hopefully this won't cause too big a loss in sales for them, a prompt release is pretty essential for people to remain interested.
I'm excited! A strategy game with massive mech units tearing into each other—yes please.